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Biological Test Method: Test for Measuring Survival and Reproduction of Springtails Exposed to Contaminants in Soil

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EPS 1/RM/47 Second edition – February 2014
Science and Technology Branch
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Method Development and Applications Unit
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Report EPS 1/RM/47
Second Edition
February 2014

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List of Abbreviations and Chemical Formulae

AES
atomic emission spectrophotometry
mm
millimetre(s)
Al
aluminum
mS
millisiemens
ANOVA
analysis of variance
n
sample size
CaCl2
calcium chloride
N
nitrogen
CaCO3
calcium carbonate
Na
sodium
Ca(OH)2
calcium hydroxide
NH4
ammonium
CCME
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
nm
nanometre(s)
NOEC
no-observed-effect concentration
C
carbon
OM
organic matter
Ca
calcium
p
probability
CEC
cation exchange capacity
PACs
polycyclic aromatic compounds
Cl
chlorine
PAHs
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
cm
centimetre(s)
PAO
post antennal organ
CV
coefficient of variation
QA/QC
quality assurance/quality control
°C
degree(s) Celcius
SD
standard deviation
d
day(s)
S
sulphur
DDT
dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane
s
second
diam
diameter
sp.
species (singular)
DQO
data quality objective
spp.
species (plural)
ECp
effect concentration (for a specified percent)
t
time
ERA
ecological risk assessment
TOC
total organic carbon
TM (TM)
Trade Mark
ES
effect size
v:m
volume-to-mass
g
gram(s)
v:v
volume-to-volume
h
hour(s)
W
Watt
H3BO3
boric acid
WHC
water-holding capacity
HCl
hydrochloric acid
wt
weight
HNO3
nitric acid
α
level of statistical significance (alpha)
HPLC
high performance liquid chromatography
μg
microgram(s)
μm
micrometre(s)
H2O
water
μmhos
micromhos
H0
null hypothesis
μmol
micromole(s)
ICAP
inductively coupled argon plasma
>
greater than
ICp
inhibiting concentration (for a specified percent effect)
<
less than
greater than or equal to
K
potassium
less than or equal to
KCl
potassium chloride
%
percentage or percent
kg
kilogram(s)
=
equals
L
litre(s)
+
plus
LAS
linear alkyl benzene sulphonates
minus
LC50
median lethal concentration
±
plus or minus
LOEC
lowest-observed-effect concentration
X
times
m
metre(s)
÷
divided by
M
mole(s) (concentration)
/
per; alternatively, “or” (e.g., survival/reproduction)
Mg
magnesium
mg
milligram(s)
approximately equal to
mL
millilitre(s)
~
approximately
 
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